TotalRL’s Team of the Round: Bank Holiday Monday edition

Fullback: Gareth O’Brien (Salford) Salford’s Million Pound Man remains in superb form this year; and he was crucial in helping the Red Devils keep in touch with league leaders Castleford after their thumping win over Warrington on Monday afternoon. An outside bet for Man of Steel, perhaps? Wing: Ryan Ince (Widnes) It has been quite the start to life in…

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Wakefield comeback to shock Wigan

Bill Tupou scored a hat-trick as Wakefield Trinity came from 20-0 down to seal a remarkable 42-30  win at Wigan Warriors. Wigan raced into a commanding position in the first 20 minutes through a debut Greg Worthington try and further efforts from Lewis Tierney, Liam Marshall and Tommy Leuluai. But Tupou grabbed a quickfire hat-trick and Mason Caton-Brown crossed as Wakefield completed a stunning comeback to lead…

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Wakefield leave it late against Giants

Wakefield Wildcats came from behind to edge Huddersfield Giants 28-26 and keep up the race for the Super League top four. Ben Jones-Bishop dived over to give Wakefield the lead after just three minutes but Jake Mamo and Jermaine McGillvary soon turned the game on its head. Lee Gaskell then barged his way over from close range to open up…

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Talking points ahead of Friday’s Super League action

Do Widnes stand any chance against the league leaders? On paper, it looks a daunting task for Widnes at Castleford this evening. There’s no Joe Mellor, no Tom Gilmore, Rangi Chase is ineligible.. long story short, they are doing it tough with injuries as things stand. Therefore, the prospect of going to face the league leaders at a ground where…

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SQUAD NEWS: All the team news for Friday’s Super League action

Castleford v Widnes Daryl Powell makes three changes to his squad for Friday’s game against Widnes. Alex Foster, Junior Moors and Jake Webster are all rested, with Joel Monaghan, Ben Roberts and Kevin Larroyer all coming into the fray. Chris Bridge is a notable returnee for Widnes, but there is still no Joe Mellor or Tom Gilmore. Castleford squad: Hardaker,…

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COLUMN: Wakefield Trinity; the lowest spenders, the biggest achievers

“I wouldn’t wish being a Wakefield fan on my worst enemy, lad.” I’ve been to a lot of games, and a lot of grounds, throughout my career, but if there’s one quote which I’ll always remember, it’s that one above. And it wasn’t necessarily the quote which struck a chord, more the context of it. It was an elderly gentleman…

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Wakefield romp to victory in opening game of 2017 Magic Weekend

Wakefield further solidified their position in Super League’s top eight with an ultimately comfortable victory against bottom of the table Widnes in the opening game of the 2017 Magic Weekend. The Vikings handed a debut to new signing Rangi Chase, but he was ultimately unable to inspire Widnes to only a third victory this season and the chance to move…

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Talking points for day one of the 2017 Magic Weekend

The Rangi Chase impact.. There’s little doubting what the biggest story is in the opening game of Magic Weekend. Rangi Chase’s exit from Castleford was confirmed on Monday but surely few would have imagined he would end up at Widnes. He gets an immediate chance to show Vikings fans what he can do on Saturday – and as a former…

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SQUAD NEWS: All the teams for Saturday at Magic Weekend

Wakefield v Widnes (2:30pm) Wakefield coach Chris Chester makes three changes to his squad that beat Dewsbury in the Challenge Cup as Craig Huby, Ben Jones-Bishop and Danny Kirmond all return. They replace Jordan Crowther, Ashley Gibson and Anthony Walker.   Rangi Chase could be set for his Widnes debut after being named in Widnes’ 19-man squad for the opening…

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